West Glamorgan Archive Service

Lewis Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD CV 4

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Lewis Estate Papers

Short title: Lewis Estate papers

Dates of creation: 1820-1982

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 5.4 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Lewis family


Administrative and biographical history: The Lewis estate was located in the area now called Gorseinon in Glamorganshire, in the parishes of Llandeilo Talybont, Loughor and Llangyfelach, including farms called Bryn-gwyn and Maerdy, which were sold by the trustees of the estate of the late Nathaniel Cameron in 1852. The purchaser was William Lewis of Melin-mynach, a farmer and woollen manufacturer, son of William and Mary Lewis of Llandyffan and grandson of David and Anne Lewis. He later extended his activities to tinplate manufacture, establishing a foundry at Gors-mynach. The estate was extended by the purchase of nearby farms and also minerals under adjacent properties both to the north and south of Gorseinon.. During the twentieth century the town of Gorseinon was built on land owned by the Lewis family


Scope and content: Deeds and mortgages relating to the purchase of the estate, leases, including building leases, and agreements for the building of houses in Gorseinon, together with accounts, correspondence and legal papers, 1820-1982; and some business records of Cross Foundry, Gorseinon, 1881-1908, and Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Company, 1909-1930.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: The documents were received in series of numbered files and the original order has been maintained throughout

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: No information available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley of West Glamorgan Archive Service. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Schedule of Lewis Estate Papers.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: April 2002



Building leases | Wales | Gorseinon

Lewis Estate (Swansea, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Metalworking industries | Wales | Gorseinon

Steel industry and trade | Wales | Gorseinon

Tinplate industry | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Lewis family, of Gorseinon

Corporate names

Cross Foundry

Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Company



West Glamorgan